The Tribes of Israel - Joshua 24

Joshua 24:1 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to  Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their  heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they  presented themselves before God. 

Joshua 24:2 And Joshua said  unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,  Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time,  even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of  Nachor: and they served other gods. 

Joshua 24:3 And I took your  father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led  him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his  seed, and gave him Isaac. 

Joshua 24:4 And I gave unto Isaac  Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to  possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.  

Joshua 24:5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt,  according to that which I did among them: and afterward I  brought you out. 

Joshua 24:6 And I brought your fathers out of  Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued  after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red  sea. 

Joshua 24:7 And when they cried unto the LORD, he put  darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the  sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen  what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a  long season. 

Joshua 24:8 And I brought you into the land of the  Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they  fought with you: and I gave them into your hand, that ye  might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before  you. 

Joshua 24:9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab,  arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam  the son of Beor to curse you: 


Joshua 24:10 But I would not  hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I  delivered you out of his hand. 

Joshua 24:11 And ye went over  Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho  fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the  Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the  Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your  hand. 

Joshua 24:12 And I sent the hornet before you, which  drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the  Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.  

Joshua 24:13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not  labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them;  of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye  eat.  

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in  sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your  fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt;  and serve ye the LORD. 

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto  you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will  serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that  were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my  house, we will serve the LORD. 

Joshua 24:16 And the people  answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the  LORD, to serve other gods; 

Joshua 24:17 For the LORD our  God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the  land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did  those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the  way wherein we went, and among all the people through  whom we passed: 

Joshua 24:18 And the LORD drave out from  before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in  the land: therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he  is our God. 

Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye  cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a  jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor  your sins. 

Joshua 24:20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve  strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and  consume you, after that he hath done you good. 

Joshua 24:21  And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the  LORD. 

Joshua 24:22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are  witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the  LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.   

Joshua 24:23 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods  which are among you, and incline your heart unto the  LORD God of Israel. 

Joshua 24:24 And the people said unto  Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice  will we obey. 

Joshua 24:25 So Joshua made a covenant with the  people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in  Shechem.  

Joshua 24:26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the  law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under  an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. 

Joshua 24:27  And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall  be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the  LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a  witness unto you, lest ye deny your God. 

Joshua 24:28 So Joshua  let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.  

Joshua 24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua  the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an  hundred and ten years old. 

Joshua 24:30 And they buried him in  the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in  mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.  

Joshua 24:31 And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua,  and all the days of the elders that over lived  Joshua, and  which had known all the works of the LORD, that he had  done for Israel.  

Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of  Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a  parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor  the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it  became the inheritance of the children of Joseph. 

Joshua 24:33  And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a  hill that pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given  him in mount Ephraim. KJV